The Best Ice Cream Shops in Buenos Aires: A Local’s Guide

Rapanui’s dulce de leche

It is estimated that more than 3 million Italians migrated to Argentina during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They had a very strong influence on the traditional Argentinean food, and Gelato is not the exception.

In this post, we present the best ice cream shops you can find in Buenos Aires, together with the best flavours on each of them.

Rapanui. Palermo and others

This is my personal favourite. Originally from Bariloche (Patagonia), they offer delicious ice cream, chocolates and coffee.

  • Dulce de leche Triple Tentación, con mousse de chocolate y merengue italiano
  • Gianduia Di Torino
  • Lemon Pie

Buffala. Recoleta

  • Matilda
  • Dulce de leche Bon o Bon
  • Baklava
  • Balcarce
  • Coco Loco

Cadore. Centre

The one who made it to the top 10 in the entire World, 7th position.

  • Dulce de Leche
  • Pistacchio
  • Coco tostado con dulce de leche
  • Cioccolato Speziato (winter flavour). Chocolate, arándanos, nueces y un toque exótico con especias: canela, clavo de olor, jengibre, nuez moscada, pimienta de Jamaica y coriandro
  • Pomelada (summer flavour)

Obrador. Palermo

Great selection of toppings and seasonal flavours.

  • Earl Grey 70% Chocolate
  • Banana, nibs y maní
  • Yoghurt con arandanos (blueberries)

Italia. Palermo and Recoleta

Originally from Mar del Plata, they produce the popular Cannoli (see picture above) of various flavours and are known for their Super Sambayon.

  • Super Sambayon
  • Dulce de leche Italia
  • Pistacchio

Gruta. Belgrano

  • Super Sambayon
  • Chocolate con almendras

Lucciano’s. Various locations

Also originally from Mar del Plata, they’ve opened shops in Buenos Aires and internationally in places like Barcelona and Italy. They became very popular for creating Disney-inspired ice cream pops (e.g. Minions) and using high-quality ingredients, some of them brought from Italy directly.

  • Pistacchio
  • Bombom Praline
  • Dulce de leche & dulce de leche
  • Stracciatella

Shock BA. Acassuso

  • Banana Split
  • Suspiro de dulce de leche
  • Chocolate Marquisse
  • Caramelo salado (salted caramel)

Antiche. Belgrano, Palermo and Pilar

  • Abruzzo (crema americana con galletitas bañadas en chocolate y dulce de leche)
  • Tiramisú Crumble
  • Pistacchio de Sicilia
  • Rialto (chocolate con dulce de leche veteado con caramelo, chocolate blanco y nutella)

Tino. Almagro

  • Super sambayon con almendras bañadas en chocolate
  • Espumone di chocolato
  • Dulce de leche brownie
  • Crema Tino

El Fundador. San Telmo

  • Almendrado. The best in town! But not the standard ice cream in a cone, it’s the bar of the picture above.

il Trovatore. Caballito

  • Pistacchio
  • Kinder bueno
  • Chocotorta

Scannapieco. Colegiales

  • Dulce de leche Scaloneta
  • Nutty alfajor
  • Chocolate Scannapieco

Ladobueno. Varios locations

  • Suspiro de dulce de leche
  • Chocolate Ladobueno
  • Crema Tramontana

Via Toscana. Tigre

  • Arachidi (crema de maní y miel con maníes acaramelados)
  • Selva negra
  • Coco a la crema

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